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Winter Camping in Calaveras

Upper Elevation: Winter Mountain Camping Thinking about winter camping? A night out in the solitude and quiet of winter can be an unforgettable experience, and it can be quite accessible if you’re using one of the convenient Sno-Park parking areas along Ebbetts Pass near Bear Valley. From these staging areas, for which you will need a parking permit, you can …

10 Ways to Get the Most out of Christmas Vacation in Calaveras

Heading to Calaveras County or Bear Valley Resort for the holidays? Enjoy this quick guide for the 10 top things to do during Christmas vacation in Calaveras County. From festive downtowns, to cozy fireside games, wine tasting, candy shops, and more, get in on the holiday spirit with one of the most hygge holiday regions California has to offer–Calaveras County! …

High Sierra: Dorrington Realty

Dorrington Realty would like to welcome you to their small town atmosphere in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Established in 2003, they offer their clients a dedicated real estate experience. Dorrington Realty is ready to help you with buying or selling homes and land throughout the greater Arnold and Dorrington areas, along the scenic Ebbetts Pass Highway 4 Corridor, and …

Murphys: The Jewel Box Creekside Cottage

The cottage sits alone on the property in a private setting surrounded by nature. Perfect getaway for a family or several couples looking to relax and experience everything Murphys has to offer. Enjoy the private access to Angels Creek with several hundred feet of creek right outside the backdoor. In the summer the creek is typically calm and shallow enough …

Angels Camp: Utica Mansion

The Utica Mansion, built in 1882, is one of the most significant buildings within the historic gold rush community. In addition, it is the only house in the town dignified with the adjective “Mansion”. Due to its construction and remodeling by the Leeper and Lane mining families and its long-time association with the Utica Mine, the largest and most important …

Enjoy Holiday Magic in Calaveras – Open Houses & More

Holiday magic in Calaveras County means you’ll be singing along with carolers, enjoying street musicians, munching on free goodies from downtown businesses and warming up with wine strolls. To top it all off, we’ve even got chestnuts roasting on an open fire. And it’s all happening from Thanksgiving weekend through to New Year. Read on for details. Happy Holidays! Find what’s …

Discover Holiday Hygge in Calaveras this Holiday Season

Hygge HEW-ga / HOO-guh A Scandinavian word that hails from Denmark and Norway described as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being” Despite the fact that the concept of “hygge” is of Scandinavian origin, you can find a healthy dose of holiday hygge right here, hidden in plain sight in Calaveras County. …

Where to Find Fall Colors in Calaveras and Beyond

Tracking fall colors is an art that locals know well. But to find fall colors takes patience. Some years fall colors creep up on you like a playful scamp and take you by surprise, ruffling green leaves with a dusting of yellow as early as late August. Other times, fall colors explode on the scene in unison, as if by …

Murphys: Calaveras County Dia de Los Muertos (Murphys Day of the Dead)

Murphys Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos is a heartwarming celebration of those we’ve lost. We honor this festival’s Mexican roots with traditional music, dancing, ofrendas, Catrina and Catrin participants and community spirit. Join us for the celebration in Murphys Community Park from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, featuring face painters, Folklorica dancers, Rondalla musicians, and artisan …

Calaveras County PSPS FAQ – Know Before You Go

Ready to learn about traveling through Calaveras County during Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event? Traveling throughout northern and central California during the fall means preparing for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) planned Public Safety Power Shutoffs. The public (including residents, visitors, information centers, hotels and businesses) receive notice from PG&E at the same time. Since PSPS events are influenced …

Valley Springs: Dee Dee’s Cafe

Conveniently located just off Hwy 12 in Valley Springs, Dee Dee’s Cafe (formerly Campbells Kitchen) is the perfect place to get breakfast, lunch and now on the weekends, dinner! Enjoy outside seating and amazing daily specials seven days a week!                

San Andreas Area: California Cavern, State Historic Landmark

Originally called Mammoth Cave, California Cavern was California’s first show cave. Depending on the season, the guided cavern walk tour can be 45 minutes to 80 minutes long featuring an enchanting trail with beautiful crystalline cave formations in historical and recently discovered pristine areas. The cavern walking tour takes you through several passageways into multiple chambers on a trail system. …